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New Tolkien based Game Ideas

I decided to post some ideas that I have, but with no time to develop them.  Let me know what you think (dwatry@san.rr.com).  If someone wants to take it and run with the idea, I don't have a problem with it (it would be nice to mention me though).  As soon as I figure out how to set up a Discussion page, I will do so.  For now I am just going to throw out a few ideas...

Lord of the Ring - The Game of Life (or The Game of Middle Earth?).  Just need to redo the board to be LOTR related.  Hey they did it with Risk, Monopoly, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, etc.  I have some more ideas, but that is a start.  What would you use instead of a car, wife/husband, and kids?  The rest shouldn't be too hard.

I saw someone with a homemade Clue game.  That could work.

There was a game that came out in the early 1970's called Swords and Shields.  I think that would be a great conversion game.  A simple family board game.  Just throw on some new LOTR graphics and add a little ring power to it.  If someone wants the rules, I found a site that has them.  I downloaded a couple of pictures from a game that was on ebay as well.

I have been racking my brain on coming up with a version of GO.  That is an excellent strategy game.  I don't mean a GO game with LOTR art like the chess games, but an alternate version of the game.  I really like this idea, but I have been having a hard time with a new angle/twist.  Any ideas?